stimulation

noun
stim·u·la·tion | \ ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən \

Medical Definition of stimulation 

1 : the act or process of stimulating

2 : the stimulating action of various agents on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ by which activity is evoked especially : the reaction produced in a sensory end organ by a stimulus that initiates a nerve impulse and results in functional activity of an effector (as a muscle or gland) gastric secretion induced by stimulation of the sense of smell

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